Information about COVID 19

June 23 2021: COVID 19 vaccinations of nursing homes and adult care facilities

Avoiding NHSN Reporting Citations

Nursing homes should ensure that they are reporting complete COVID-19 vaccination data for residents and staff on a weekly basis through the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention’s (CDC) National Healthcare Safety Network (NHSN). Complete data must be submitted at least once per week to avoid penalties.

Detailed reporting instructions and the list of vaccination data points are posted here at:

in the “Data Collection Forms and Instructions” section. A recording of the educational session recently provided by the CDC is available here:

Links to the training presentation slides as well as a helpful set of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs) are available on the CDC COVID-19 Vaccination site. Helpful vaccination tracking materials are available on the Agency for Healthcare Research and Quality (AHRQ) page here.

Instructions for the other mandatory reporting pathways, including Therapeutics, are on the main LTCF COVID-19 Module page.

Covid 19 decision support tool

Paxlovid Information

COVID 19 Booster Information
View Booster Information (pdf)

New York State Department of Health (NYSDOH) COVID-19 Policy for Predrawn Vaccine:
Predawn Vaccine Policy (pdf)

COVID Vaccine information for providers:

Frequently Asked Questions about COVID 19 vaccine:

Federal Long Term Care facility Program:

Provider Information Moderna COVID 19 vaccine:

Provider Information Pfizer COVID 19 Vaccine: